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If you know what is good for you, you would know that MDNA, Madonna’s latest musical effort has been released for just about 24 hours now. Just about everyone has put out their opinions – both good, bad, and uneducated varieties are floating around – and we have to say, the Queen has redeemed herself after Hard Candy.
I’m not going to give you my opinion on the icon’s latest work, so just try it out yourself. Your highness awaits.
I think I’ll just post random Madonna fashion moments in honor of her 53rd birthday today.
For our first moment, let’s honor “Vogue.” From revealing lace, bold lips, defining dance moves, and inspiration from Marie Antoinette, “Vogue” is a major point in this Queen’s career, not only in music, but in fashion.
Happy birthday to the Queen.
Happy birthday, Madonna. 53 doesn’t mean a thing.
Thanks to Hard Rock, a letter from Madonna to fashion photographer, Steven Meisel, has been released. The note was written when she was filming A League of Their Own. The letter is humorous and relates to a child’s loneliness at summer camp. Check it out:
For some reason I thought you were angry with me – because I finked out as a judge at the “Love Ball”? Because I’m still nice to Herb Ritts?? Because my hair is the wrong color? I hope you will forgive me for all of the above. Because I cannot suffer any more than I have in the past month learning how to play baseball with a bunch of girls (yuk) in Chicago (double yuk) I have a tan, I am dirty all day and I hardly ever wear make-up. Penny Marshall is Lavern – Geena Davis is a Barbie doll and when God decided where the beautiful men were going to live in the world, he did not choose Chicago. I have made a few friends but they are athletes, not actresses. I hate actresses, they have nothing on the house of extravaganza. I wish I could come to N.Y and visit. Are you having a good Summer? Saw the piece in the N.Y Times Magazine. Great!! – I would love to do this book thing with you so lets talk soon.
THANKS ALOT STEVEN!!
53rd Birthday: Here
Fashion Moment #1: Here
Now this is more like it. We’ve been scouring the Internet for these and the only place that seems to have a preview is WWD and VAINstyle.com. We’re still not completely thrilled with the continuation of a housewife Madonna, these are quite better than the street shot that was previously released for the Fall campaign. Madonna looks quite lovely and I’m glad they finally took advantage of the great pieces we saw on the runway. I’d like to see them use her once more with a different storyline and feel. The whole Fall collection was rather sexy and you have the queen of all sex and scandalous activity and they just use her to maybe be an Italian cougar. Whatever the deal, she is looking rather youthful, am I right?
You couldn’t have done better, Mr. Klein? You have Madonna and you basically repeat last season’s sub-par campaign that I actually liked, and then you go ahead and make it so…BLEH. Needed a fresh start with a Fall campaign rather than just continue this story that makes her look quite matronly and less, well, Madonna. There were so many lace and floral pieces, leotards, and amazingly tailored jackets that could have been chosen. I hope there are additions to this campaign that elaborate more and if not, better luck next time.
I’ve been letting this video set in. Before I begin, let’s get our facts straight. I love and adore Lady Gaga. I really do. I’ve seen her live and eagerly await every music video that will surely be double or triple the time of the actual song with crazy visuals that come along with it. Now, let’s go and settle down Gaga stans. It’s just observation and besides work, this is what I do with my life.
So Steven Klein directed the video and everyone that this would be amazing. He does exceptional fashion photography and even collaborates with Madonna quite often. Good, right?! Well, a photo leaked and fashion lovers and followers took note that this resembled an editorial Steven Klein previously shot for W with Lara Stone. Funny, because Lara was a rumor to be in the video. Anyway, maybe he was just referencing. No one knew. Then the teaser trailers came out and it not only resembled that same shoot but resembled Madonna’s “Vogue” more than anything. Moving on. The video came out and not only are those resemblances still there, there is another editorial of his work with Lara Stone seeming to be referenced and Madonna’s “Like a Prayer”. Lady Gaga even seems be wearing a gun bra that is fairly reminiscent of Gaultier’s creations for the ‘Queen’.
Now, did I like the video? Yeah, it was decent. Could have been shorter. I just feel that Steven was lazy with his work. I understand the Madonna homages, I mean, although I feel she shouldn’t be compared to Madonna, but her career is parallel to hers regardless. It’s a great homage at that and even taking previous thoughts to a new level and making them more thought provoking. Congratulations Lady Gaga, although I hear and read the video was rushed? I would have loved to see what would have been the end-product had that not been the case. What was I saying? I get the Madge homage but references to his previous work? Who pays homage to themselves and gets inspired by their own work in someone’s music video? Laziness.
Can I also make point that the fashion wasn’t even that great. I know Lady Gaga is mostly all costumes, but I expected higher fashion from a fashion photographer collaborating with Lady Gaga. I know there was plenty of Armani and McQueen, Philip Treacy works, and even a pair of Louboutins, I just expected more. Military theme could have been elaborated with Balmain or something, but I think the nun’s attire was pretty on point. I continue to nitpick, but I still enjoyed what I saw.
I’ll take my resemblances with me and carry on hoping that Lady Gaga will just make videos of every single, even though she’ll be on the road for the next FOREVER and we’ll be lucky if we get another before the next album. Cough, “Dance In the Dark”, cough, cough.
Madonna and Dolce & Gabbana hit it off again, this time collaborating with Madonna’s name in the product. Madonna has previously worked with the company in advertisements and has dipped into the fashion world with her fast-selling line at H&M, so why not with D&G sunglasses? In the campaign, her ‘Madgesty’ is photographed along with Tyson Ballou by Steven Klein. Madonna and Steven have an extensive line of collaboration together, so it’s no wonder she continues to use him.
The campaign is sexy and reminds me of if you walked in on people either making out or just a sex tape. Either or. She may have pulled the Lindsay Lohan finger in mouth move, but it’s still hot nonetheless, not to mention the sunglasses are actually pretty sexy themselves. Dirty, sexy, provocative, Madonna…seems about right.